A growing fraction of the human population and economic activity is concentrating at coastal cities, exerting a high impact on the natural environment and giving rise to new social conflicts. Many harbours around the world share the same environmental, social and economic concerns, with some more particular to certain harbours. Building trans-boundary partnerships to the share the issues and the research undertaken, duplication of effort can be reduced, solutions can be strengthened and improvements can be globalised.
Roland A. Baldeo
Roland has been a Fisheries Officer with the Grenada Fisheries Division for over two decades, and has extensive experience working with small-scale artisanal fishers locally, regionally and internationally.
During the last seven years, Roland has been in charge of the marine conservation work of tri island state of Grenada. He is Grenada’s focal point on the ‘Caribbean Challenge Initiative’ a regional program where Grenada pledged to protect 25% of its near shore coastal areas by the year 2020. Under his leadership, a number of marine protected areas were established and new ones to be declared in the near future.
Roland is motivated and has a passion for the conservation around the tri-island state, as a result of seeing firsthand the decline in our reef ecosystem over the past three decades.